MARGRÉT H. BLÖNDAL

b. 1970

 

EDUCATION

 

1994-1997

MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

 

1989-1993

BFA The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1986-1989

The Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

pollur - spegill, Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

 

2016

Borð, Outvert Art Space (Gallerí Úthverfa), Ísafjörður, Iceland

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2015

Flóra á Akureyri, SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland

Meander, Galerie Thomas Fisher, Berlin, Germany

Felldur/Field, Harbinger, Reykjavik, Iceland (as part of Sequences VII)

Meeding oder Wedding, Stöpullinn with Huginn Thór Arason

 

2014

ÚT Kompan, Althýduhúsid, Siglufjördur, Iceland

Artist of the Cultural Center, Hrafnseyri, Iceland

 

2012

Open; Wait, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland (with Silvia Baechli)

Schlag, Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin, Germany

 

2011

Sudsudvestur, Reykjanesbær, Iceland

 

2009

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, USA (curated by Gavin Morrisson)

 

2008

Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (with Daniel Hunziker)

Project Room, Warehouse, Contemporary Art, Teramo, Italy

 

2007

Touching the Membrane, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

Gallery Box, Akureyri, Iceland

Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy

Solvent Space, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Sieves, Mother´s Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland

 

2005

Nicolas Krupp Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

Dandruff Space and Shroud, Brooklyn, New York, USA (with Roni Horn)

Material time work time life time, Reykjavík Art Festival, Iceland

 

2004

Filiale Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Safn, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2003

Kunstraum/Wohnraum, Akureyri, Iceland

 

2002

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2000

Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, USA

 

1999

Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria

 

1998

Villa Minimo, Hannover, Germany

Gallery Sævar Karl, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1996

Center Square Art Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA

 

1994

Livingston Gallery, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Cycle Music and Art Festival, Gerðasafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland
Rolling Snowball/9, Djúpivogur, Iceland

Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK

 

2016

Cycle Music and Art Festival, Gerdarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur, Iceland

Traces of Water (Curated by Ágústa Kristófersdóttir and Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson), Harfnarborg, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2015

Kommentierte Musik II, Studio 1 í Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

Flóra, Akureyri, Iceland

Ausstellungsraum Klingertal, Basel, Switzerland

Distant Moods on a Blue Evening, Cesis Art Festival, Latvia

 

2014

Cacences of Line and Color, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

Stöpullinn, with Huginn Thór Arason, ASÍ, Reykjavik.

 

 

2013

Elemental, Boden Arts Center, Boden, Sweden

Variety 2: Margins and Circles, with Motoko Dobashi, Franziska Furter, Yukiko Suto, Lullin + Ferrari,

Zürich, Switzerland

 

2012

Zeichnungen im Salon Dahlmann, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany

Hangman´s Rock – The Delirium of Vision, Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

2011

Imagine being here now, The 6th  Momentum Biennial, Moss, Norway

Text, Gallerie Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

 

2010

Regionale 11, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland

 

2009

Possibilities, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Quiet Revolution, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

 

2008

The Icelandic Visual Art Awards, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

Manifesta 7, Trentino Alto, Italy (curated by Adam Budak)

Loftnet, Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark

Elefante Negro, Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2007

Skyldi ég vera thetta sjálfur, Ketilhusid, Akureyri, Iceland

 

2006

Icelandic Visual Arts Awards, Museum of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland

Ruin – A dangerous obsession and the culture of excess, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland

Strip – images in line, Kunstverein Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland (curated by Rolf Bier)

 

2005

Buenos Dias Santiago – an exhibition as expedition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile

(curated by Jean-Paul Felleyand Olivier Kaeser)

Volcana, Icelandic Panorama, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Manitoba, Canada (curated by

Kevin Kelly)

FABRYKA FANTASMAGORII, Site-Ations, Lodz, Poland

Tívolí í Hveragerði, Listasafn Árnesinga The Museum of Árnes, Hveragerði, Iceland (curated by Markús Þór Andrésson and Thurídur Sigurdardóttir)

New Icelandic Art, The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2004

Aldrei-nie-never, Galerie Kuckei + Kuckei Berlin, Germany

 

2003

Handlungsanweisungen / instructions, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

DeVishal, Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Wollenmaiden, HÚS Project, Dublin, Ireland

Jimmie Durham's workshop, Eikaas Galerie, Jölster, Norway

The Nordic Biennal, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

2002

Don, The Locker Plant, Marfa, Texas, USA

MYND, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik Art Festival, Iceland

My Body is Over the Ocean, Alma Löv Museum, Sweden

 

2001

CAMP, Lejre, Denmark

MYND, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

“I would like to see...”, selected by Sjón, Gerduberg, Iceland

 

2000

Non Stop Beautiful Ladies, Marfa, Texas, USA

This Earth is a Flower, Construction in Process, Poland

Norden, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

From here to there, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany (curated by Sabine Russ and Gregory Volk)

Tölöö-bay garden, Helsinki Cultural City 2000, Finland

Österreich / Island 7/6, Eisernes Haus, Graz, Austria

Gallery Articule, Montréal, Canada

 

1999

Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany

7/6 Austria / Iceland, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

Summit, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria

Etwas, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover Germany

 

1998

Vacation, with Steingrímur Eyfjörd and Gudlaugur K. Óttarsson, Gallery Sævar Karl, Reykjavik, Iceland

Station to Station, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

-30/+60, The Municipal Gallery of Reykjavík, Iceland

Gallery North, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lundur, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden

 

1997

Visual Arts´ 97, Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús, Reykjavik, Iceland

A4 Hlynur Hallsson, Otto Plank Galleri, Bergen, Norway

 

1996

MFA, 420 West Broadway, New York, USA

 

1995

17 Years, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

1994

Gallery Greip, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2009-2010

Artist in Residence, Foundation Laurenz House, Basel, Switzerland

 

2008

Nominated for The Icelandic Visual Arts Awards, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2006

Nominated for The Icelandic Visual Arts Awards, Reykjavik, Iceland

NKD Nordic Artists´ Centre, Dale, Norway

 

2005

Art Omi, International Artist Residency, New York, USA

 

2002

The Richard Serra Prize, Iceland

 

2000

Artist in Residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, USA

 

1995-1996

Teaching Assistantship, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, USA

 

1994-1996

Fulbright Scholarship